Questions tagged [the-gladiators]

Questions about 'The Gladiators' (1939), Arthur Koestler's fist novel. Use with the tag [arthur-koestler].

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How historically accurate is Koestler's The Gladiators?

The Third Servile War or War of Spartacus inspired several novels, including Arthur Koestler's The Gladiators, published in English in 1939. In the 1930s, Koestler worked mostly as a journalist, ...
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In which language was The Gladiators first written?

The Wikipedia page on Darkness at Noon claims that its predecessor The Gladiators was first published in Hungarian, while the Wikipedia page on The Gladiators itself claims it was first written in ...
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In what sense do The Gladiators, Darkness at Noon, and Arrival and Departure form a trilogy?

Arthur Koestler's three novels The Gladiators (1939), Darkness at Noon (1940), and Arrival and Departure (1943) are said to form a trilogy. The first is set during the Spartacus slave rebellion in 73 ...